Fitness: "I'm busy, I don't have that kind of time"

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 24, 2012 4:22 PM GMT
    Kind of got a chuckle this morning. Was out doing a little hand trimming on my lawn before I mow this afternoon and was chatting with my neighbor to the north who was asking some questions about our neighborhood (I'm serving as the HOA president this year) when my neighbor to the south emerges and told us he was now divorced.

    Looking at me he said, I'm going to sell my house, how do I get my lawn looking green like yours? I explained that I work pretty regularly on my lawn, but I consider it an important investment with my property. He then looked me over and said, "Man, how do you have time to workout, I'm busy, I don't have time to do this stuff".

    It is a question about priorities I said, "You have two kids, I understand".
    He said he wasn't into a "fitness lifestyle" with his job.....

    I responded that I was about being fit for life... since I wanted to be around
    awhile. He smokes, drinks and seems to be satisfied with it.

    Apparently his wife didn't agree......

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    Mar 24, 2012 4:27 PM GMT
    So you guys hooked up right? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 4:37 PM GMT
    One of my friends has two kids, and takes MMA and Brazilian Jujitsu...and keeps his yard in good shape.
    Tell your friend to get off his lazy drunken ass and do something. Kinda like I need to do today. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    No time for exercise and living a clean, healthy lifestyle?

    No interest is more like it. I find that people make time for the things they want to do.
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:39 PM GMT
    I sort of understand both sides of this.

    Before I moved to my current location - I worked two jobs and some days were very long. I didn't really have the energy to add something else to my life.

    My current job gives me much more flexibility.

    However, I am learning that being fit for life is worth fitting in. So, I am fairly certain this will be a permanent addition to my routines regardless of work schedules.
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    Mar 24, 2012 5:48 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan said

    It is a question about priorities I said, "You have two kids, I understand".
    He said he wasn't into a "fitness lifestyle" with his job.....

    I responded that I was about being fit for life... since I wanted to be around
    awhile. He smokes, drinks and seems to be satisfied with it.

    Apparently his wife didn't agree......

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    I always get the comment to that I goto the gym excessively and take too much time watching what I eat. I say that it's important to me to look good and feel good, that at one time I drank every weekend ate junk food (ran the risk of developing high blood pressure), and while those things are good for the short term they aren't for the long term. Then I get told that I'm not living life... I don't knock anyone for living how they want to live but I simply see it as my priorities are way different that most 20 somethings. lol
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    Mar 24, 2012 8:29 PM GMT
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  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    Claystation saidSo you guys hooked up right? icon_biggrin.gif


    Ewwww

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  • dannyboy1101

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    Mar 24, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    All good things in moderation. There are some people out there who are excessive about the gym (there are some guys I see at the gym every time I go even when I change times - its not coincidence - I even asked my trainer). Some people do forget how to live in balance and too much "fitness" can harm health, too.
    It should be a priority somewhere on everyone's list but it can't be everyone's number one. Some jobs take over life which is equally unhealthy. I continue to struggle balancing my job, fitness, practicing my instrument, and having fun. It's a lot to balance, but worth the effort. Living forever fit is worthless if you have nothing in life to enjoy besides going to the gym and feeling good about yourself.
  • FRE0

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    Mar 25, 2012 1:23 AM GMT
    When I lived in Fiji (1994 - 2004), I knew people who died of complications of diabetes. Some had hypertension, cardiac problems, vision problem, etc. Basically, they died early because of obesity, over-eating, lack of exercise, etc. When people told me that they didn't have time for exercise, I'd ask them how much time they would save by not exercising if they died 20 or more years too soon after being disabled for a few years.
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    Mar 25, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    Imagine if all fat gay men started working out, there would be so much competition, I say, let them eat as much food as they want. icon_lol.gif
  • nicelyproport...

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    Mar 25, 2012 1:28 AM GMT
    Exactly how much time does it take NOT to eat?
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    Mar 25, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidNo time for exercise and living a clean, healthy lifestyle?

    No interest is more like it. I find that people make time for the things they want to do.

    That's exactly it! Different people have different priorities. On RJ, most people value fitness & healthy lifestyle, but that doesn't mean that we are better than others. The man (i.e. the neighbor) is in the midst of major life changes; let’s cut him some slack.
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    Mar 25, 2012 1:45 AM GMT
    There's a difference between being healthy and being fit. Everyone should strive to be a healthy being, but fitness just isn't for everyone - which sucks, cause the beach would be amaaazing.
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    Mar 25, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
    nicelyproportioned saidExactly how much time does it take NOT to eat?
    Too much. Time goes by faster when you're nibbling on something.
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    Mar 25, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
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